Wednesday, May 06, 2009

NPR: Piracy Careers

In the third in a series of reports on Somali pirates, Gwen Thompkins visits the land-based communities from which the pirates orignate. She explores differences among regions within Somalia, the motivations for piracy, and solutions that have worked in other parts of the world.

The only thing missing from the story is a good map of the places Thompkins visits. If anybody finds one, please post it as a comment below. April 2011 UPDATE: The NPR page for this story now has a locational map for the coastal villages mentioned, and an interactive piracy map. See also some more recent Somalia stories on my blog, including one about coffee!

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